May 24 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, April 21, 2012
A man pretending to be a police officer demanded to be given a car by the occupants – not realising it was an unmarked police car, it is alleged.
Scotland Yard said it happened outside a Waitrose supermarket on Ballards Lane in
Finchley, north London, in the early hours of Thursday morning.
A Met police spokesman said: “Allegedly a man stepped on to the pavement, into the way of the car, flagged it down and said: ‘Give me your car, I’m a police officer.’
“They declined to acquiesce and the driver identified himself as a police officer. The incident ended up with a man being arrested and subsequently charged.”
It is claimed there was an altercation while the arrest took place.
A 22-year-old from the Friern Barnet area was charged with interfering with a motor vehicle and two counts of assault on police officers and will appear at Hendon Magistrates’ Court on May 1.